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Weird weather on the way: it will be unseasonably warm this week

After a lengthy cold snap, expect heat and humidity from tomorrow. The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau says it’s evidence of global climate change.

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Meteorologists predict temperatures are about to rise rapidly, with Macao’s weather becoming warm and humid on account of an easterly airflow around Wednesday.

Minimum temperatures of 18℃ or higher have been forecast for the middle-to-late part of this week, accompanied by showers and both morning and evening fog. Highs could reach 24℃.

This is a striking contrast to last week’s winter low of just 4.3 degrees, recorded at the Taipa Grande Observatory last Wednesday.

[See more: 2023 was Macao’s third hottest year on record]

An “orange” air quality alert has meanwhile been issued. This means that the air quality level is expected to be bad tonight and tomorrow. People with heart or respiratory illnesses, pregnant women, children and the elderly are advised not to undertake any strenuous outdoor activity.

Temperatures are expected to remain warm next week.

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (often referred to by its Portuguese initials SMG) has noted that erratic temperature fluctuations are a sign of global climate change, and warns they are bound to become more frequent.

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